FIT in the News – October 18, 2019

The Division of Communications and External Relations is pleased to share FIT in the News, which reports highlights of major news stories about the college and/or that quote the college’s experts. These stories will be accessible for at least seven days by clicking on the links below. and (both October 11) reported on FIT’s partnership with Disney on Broadway, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Ten Fashion Design students reimagined contemporary designs for some of Disney on Broadway’s iconic female characters. The students, who are from all over the world, had their garments on display in an exhibition at the Art and Design Gallery located in FIT’s Pomerantz Center. (October 8) reported on the Fashion Farming: Peru Symposium held by graduate students from FIT’s Fashion Design MFA program where they presented their findings on alpaca and vicuña fiber sourcing, production, and marketing. The research was compiled during a two-week field study course in Arequipa and Lima, Peru, where students explored the alpaca and vicuña industry from farm to factory to retail. Through onsite exploration and independent research, students were challenged to investigate the role of producers and their value within the supply chain.

Footwear designer Christian Louboutin, who received the 2019 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion during the Couture Council’s annual luncheon benefiting The Museum at FIT (MFIT) on September 4, received coverage on (October 6).

Steven Frumkin, dean, Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology, spoke with The Record (New Jersey, October 13) and (October 14) for an article on modest fashions.

Shawn Grain Carter, associate professor, Fashion Business Management, spoke with (October 14) for an article on the current difficulties facing clothing retailers.

Jeannine Scimeme, adjunct assistant professor, Accessories Design, gave historical context on the tote bag to (October 7).

Paris, Capital of Fashion, currently on view at MFIT, received coverage on (October 7), The International New York Times (October 9), and (October 13), and in Our Town (September 25), France-Amerique Bilingual (not available online, October issue), and The Seattle Times (October 13).